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Chicken and mushroom stuffed pasta are covered in a creamy white sauce in this Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti.


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My 10-month old is an eater. From the minute he was born, he never had a hard time feeding. Then he started solids, and he would eat every single kind of baby food that I gave him. And then he tried the “real” food – food from mommy’s plate – and I think that’s when he really fell in love with food. He will eat everything and anything.

I don’t know if it’s because I only gave him homemade baby food, or if he just really likes food in general. But really. That kid will eat anything. Cut up some raw cucumbers – he’ll eat it. Give him some chicken? Devoured. And forget about trying to eat something without sharing with him. He will definitely let you know that he wants a bite!

I have to thank my lucky stars, because my other two kids are not like that at all. Abbi is definitely starting to branch out and actually try everything on her plate, but she won’t usually eat it all. But Easton won’t touch much of anything at all. I have to laugh when I think that my 10-month old is the one who appreciates my cooking the most!!

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Two of his favorite things are chicken and pasta. So needless to say, he really liked this dish. As did I!! And Abbi may have picked around the chicken, but she did eat the mushrooms, which is pretty impressive for a 4 year old.

One of the things I like the best about the weather getting colder is being able to enjoy comfort foods like this again. This meal is perfect for a Sunday supper, or prep it early in the day or the day before, and then just bake it up before dinner.

If wanted, you can transfer the filling mixture to a zip-top bag, then cut off the corner and pipe the filling into the noodles. But I think just using a spoon is the easiest way. It’s definitely messy, but gets the job done!

If this is what cold winter comfort looks like, bring it on!

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Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti

Chicken and mushroom stuffed pasta are covered in a creamy white sauce in this Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 manicotti shells*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked shredded or cubed chicken
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the manicotti shells and cook until al dente according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms. Cook until they start to soften, then add the onion and cook until both are cooked down and softened.
  4. Combine the cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Add in the chicken, mushroom and onion mixture and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently stuff the cooked pasta with the filling.
  5. In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and allow to cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to cook until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup of the Monterey Jack and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan. Stir until the cheeses are melted.
  6. Spread a small amount of the sauce in the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish. Top with the stuffed shells and pour the remaining sauce over the top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and top with the remaining cheeses, then bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 10-15 minutes longer. Top with additional minced parsley, if desired.

Notes

*There is enough filling for 8 manicotti shells, but half of a manicotti package is 7 shells, which makes it easy to save the other half for another meal.

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21 Responses to Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti

  1. Joanne says:

    I am definitely impressed at your baby’s eating habits! Definitely bodes well. And whoa does this look like some serious comfort food!

  2. Tieghan says:

    Oh my, this looks incredible!! All that cheese and pasta, wow! Such and awesome fall comfort food!

  3. This manicotti is so pretty! I don’t think I’ve ever said that about manicotti before. :)

  4. This is hands down one of my favorite pasta recipes!! Love me some manicotti!!

  5. Tracey says:

    I am obsessed with mushrooms lately, so perfect timing for this dish! This is definitely my favorite kind of comfort food.

  6. Goodness, I am an F-A-N FAN of this! Anything pasta these days is a Godsend.

  7. Donna says:

    I always order this at Italian restaurants – NOW I can make it at home ~ thanks!

  8. Oooooh, what a delicious comfort dish! Love it.
    And I am very impressed by your 10-month old’s eating habits :-D

  9. My kids are picky eaters. Sometimes they surprise me what they will eat. My son is on a kale kick. Won’t eat mac and cheese and other kid food, but the kid can eat 3 bowls of kale in one sitting, lol! Love this dinner idea. This is definitely a keeper!

  10. This is what good comfort food is all about! My god what a delicious looking meal!

  11. Theresa says:

    This looks really delicious. I’m sure no picky eater child would be able to resist this!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh wow, my husband will be all over this dish! It looks so delicious, what a great recipe :)

  13. This meal is calling my name! I love mushrooms. And chicken. And well, everything!!!

  14. Chels R. says:

    I’ll bet Eden would love this. She is obsessed with mushrooms!

  15. Samar says:

    LOVEE LOVEEE LOVEEE this !! I am so trying this recipe soon :)

  16. Barbara says:

    The recipe sounds delicious. It leaves out the part where you stuff the shells though.

  17. Jennifer says:

    I see that this can be made ahead, which is awesome and I’ll try that first. Just wondered if this is something that could be frozen and stored? I’m looking for some good freezer meals.

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